Summer programs start for Timberland Library
Down River Dispatches
May 31, 2018
Another really busy week. Last Friday we celebrated my oldest son’s 50th birthday with lots of surprises for him. His two younger brothers met him on the golf course and he was totally dumbfounded. They hadn’t been together in two years. Another friend also arrived from Oregon to make it a foursome. In the meantime, his wife was decorating a warehouse with black and gold decor, a catered dinner and many more family and friends awaited his arrival. Such a fun day, plus I had five of my children to visit with all weekend.
On Saturday, the whole family was able to attend the graduation of my second oldest grandson, Collin Turner, who had earned the honor of being valedictorian. More celebrating for the rest of the weekend with a very proud family.
News from Naselle:
The Naselle Comet track team did a great job at the State Track and Field championships coming home with some great placements: Boys team place: 400 x 100-8th place; javelin-fifth place; long jump-fourth place; Girls team placed: 4x400-seventh place; shot put-third place; javelin-seventh place; high jump-eighth place; pole vault-seventh place; discus-eighth place; 4x200-seventh place; 400m-seventh place. Way to go teams!
The school year is winding down and there are a few more things to take care of before graduation and summer vacation. Next Thursday at 7 p.m., Naselle-Grays River Valley School will host their Evening of Excellence and recognize those students who have worked hard throughout the year and deserve this recognition.
The Naselle Timberland Library has some interesting programs for the entire family. Here are just a few coming up. Beginning this Friday and ending on June 23, children can search through the library for hidden treasures. If you find all the treasures, you will win a prize. This event is part of the Summer Library Program.
On the first Saturday of each month, you can watch a family movie matinee at 1 p.m. Popcorn is provided by the Friends of the Library and you can bring your own pillow to sit on.
Don’t forget that the Appelo Archives Center and the Cafe have new hours. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cafe is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their number is 360 484-7103.
The West End Food Pantry does much for our local community and it’s not only by helping out with nutrition. If you have any questions about other services available or if you need a referral for some kind of service, don’t hesitate to contact the representative from Charlotte House. There will be a representative there at the Pantry every two weeks, the next date being on June 7.
If you require assistance, there will be a legal clinic, with an attorney from Northwest Justice being held quarterly in the West End Food Pantry. The next clinic is scheduled for July 13.
The West End Food Pantry is open on Thursdays in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park 1-5 p.m.
The Charlotte House (a program affiliated with St. James Family Center) is looking for volunteers who are good listeners to answer the Crisis Hotline. If you think this is something you would be interested in doing, please call 360 795-6401.
Veggie Girls Produce Company (Zimmerman family in Grays River) is getting started on the new crop of certified organic strawberries and rhubarb. If you are interested in ordering some please contact April Zimmerman.
If you prefer to take the lazy way out, the Wahkiakum Lions Club is offering locally grown, fresh, cleaned and sliced strawberries with no sugar added and ready to preserve. 14 pounds (1 3/4 gallons) are $29.00 and the 28 pound economy size (3 1/2 gallons) is $49.00. Orders must be paid in advance. The final order date is June 9th, and orders must be picked up on June 16th, at 10:00 a.m. at your selected pick up point, Rosburg Store, Wahkiakum High School parking lot or Skamokawa Grange parking lot. For more info or to place an order please call 795-3337 or 849-4003. Proceeds will be used for sight conservation, local scholarships and eye exams. Orders not picked up will be donated to charity.
Happy Birthday to the following: Oscar Penttila, Jacob Eaton, Grace Zimmerman, Tawnya Steenerson, Abigail Bennett, Mindy Penttila and John Indermark. Here’s to a perfect day for each of you.
Happy Anniversary to Tim and Deanna Wilson and Richard and Linda Cary. Wishing you many more celebrations together.
I’m thinking about and wishing for those cooler temperatures of home this week as the thermometer inches closer to the three digit mark here in California. It's 93 degrees at 11 a.m. and shooting for 100. Not a fan! Have a great week everyone. One more graduation to go.